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Re: Sharki genoa top furling device blocked

Aras Grinius
 

There 2 sets of bearings.   Before taking seal out take note of numbers.
Bearing 123 should have the seal and bearings to match.
I think bearing 123 is in France
Aras

On Mon, Sep 7, 2020, 12:42 PM Volker <Puchta@...> wrote:
Hi Aras,
 I went to a ship yard and tomorrow we will take down the fore stay, to be able to take it apart.
Like you I tried everything, rinsing with water, with dry lubricant, ... Nothing was successfull, it seems we have to take it apart and may be rebuild it by a machine shop.
 Regards,
Volker
 Mickmoon, Sharki, hull no. 176


Re: Sharki genoa top furling device blocked

Volker
 

Hi Aras,
 I went to a ship yard and tomorrow we will take down the fore stay, to be able to take it apart.
Like you I tried everything, rinsing with water, with dry lubricant, ... Nothing was successfull, it seems we have to take it apart and may be rebuild it by a machine shop.
 Regards,
Volker
 Mickmoon, Sharki, hull no. 176


Re: Failure of the Raymarine autopilot linear drive M81134 24v

 

I experienced a Raymarine clutch failure, but that failure was because the autopilot voltage to the clutch was set at 24-volts. Raymarine Type 2 drives have a 12-volt clutch and a 24-volt motor. They are very reliable, but I think 18 years may be near the end of life for the motor and clutch. 

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Sep 7, 2020 at 11:28 AM svperegrinus@... via groups.io <svperegrinus=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hello!

Has your autopilot's electric motor failed?

If you have heard of people's motors failing, I'll buy a new one on the spot, but I've only ever heard of clutch, belt, and bearing failures.

My autopilot works perfectly well but, seeing, as it is, that the drive is now 18 years old, Pochon in La Rochelle is suggesting the electric motor carbons be replaced, except that Raymarine does not sell them, so Pochon says to buy a new motor for €400.

Thanks in advance for your input,

 

s/v Peregrinus

La Rochelle, France


Re: Zoom meeting - QSails owner/manager will present sails for Amels - Sat, 09/12/2020 20:00-21:00, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

 

Alexis,

I do not know exactly what he is going to present, but he makes Code 0 / Code D sails for Amel Yachts.

If he does not answer what you are looking for, he will remain in the ZOOM meeting for questions.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Sep 7, 2020 at 6:43 AM Alexis LETELLIER <alexis.letellier@...> wrote:
Hi,
interesting topic, I will try to attend if I can.
2 questions :
-is this discussion include Code 0 / Code D solutions? and generally speaking downwind / Lightwind solutions ?
-would you mix the good/better/best solutions depending on the sail Genoa/main/mizzen? (as you don't put the same ambitions in a genoa and a mizzen...)
cheers
Alex


Failure of the Raymarine autopilot linear drive M81134 24v

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Hello!

Has your autopilot's electric motor failed?

If you have heard of people's motors failing, I'll buy a new one on the spot, but I've only ever heard of clutch, belt, and bearing failures.

My autopilot works perfectly well but, seeing, as it is, that the drive is now 18 years old, Pochon in La Rochelle is suggesting the electric motor carbons be replaced, except that Raymarine does not sell them, so Pochon says to buy a new motor for €400.

Thanks in advance for your input,

 

s/v Peregrinus

La Rochelle, France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs and Temperature reading

Jose Venegas
 

I had not mentioned that before leaving Carriacou the engine did not start. There was no lighting on the instrument panel
It took a few minutes to find that the 12V + cable was corroded and separated from the panel. So, I removed the corroded part of the cable and the engine started. After less than a few minutes the sails were up and the engine turned it off for the next 50 hours while we sailed with the asymetric spy and the mizzen staysail on a great broad reach with 18 knots of breeze. The “overheating” only observed when we started the engine again to motor sail from Bonaire towards curaçao.

Yesterday I conducted a few more tests:
First, I unscrewed the sensor from the engine and submerged its tip on a small container with hot water at 160 F degrees. When I turned on the engine switch it was reading 200 F. So that confirmed that it had to be either the sensor or the gauge, at least I though. However when I dismounted the instrument panel to check if corrosion was involved in the problem, the temperature readings became erratic going from 120 to 220 up and down depending on how I moved the cables behind the panel. I went on and cleaned al the connections I could find and after fiddling with the cables the temperature of the water and that of the gauge coincided in a systematic manner.

CONCLUSION: the engine was never overheating. The sensor and the gauge were OK. The reason for the bad reading was corrosion on the cables behind the instrument panel. No need to change the gauge, or the sensor, I am just going by buy a new set of cables and two gun infrared thermometers!

I hope the this may help others when they have a similar problem

Thanks to all for providing very helpful suggestions:

Jose Venegas
Ipanema
SM2K 278


Re: Sharki genoa top furling device blocked

Aras Grinius
 

Hi Volker.

I seem to be having the very same problem.  I tried spraying it, then rinsing it generously and copiously with water.  Same result.   Turns very stiffly.  In fact it got bad enough where my jib tang had cracked.   I had to remove and make a new one.  
My next steps will be to remove the top and press out the bearings.  If you have better pictures I sure would appreciate seeing them.

Aras 
Sharki #163 

On Mon, Sep 7, 2020 at 9:41 AM Volker <Puchta@...> wrote:
My top furling device for the genoa is turning very very badly. I need help to get it going or to dismantle it.
I have already taken away the brown tigthening ring and now I can see a white plastic bearing that seems to cause the problem. 
Any idea how to get it going again?

Thank you,
Volker 
Mickmoon, Sharki, hull no. 176



--
Aras Grinius


Sharki genoa top furling device blocked

Volker
 

My top furling device for the genoa is turning very very badly. I need help to get it going or to dismantle it.
I have already taken away the brown tigthening ring and now I can see a white plastic bearing that seems to cause the problem. 
Any idea how to get it going again?

Thank you,
Volker 
Mickmoon, Sharki, hull no. 176


Re: Zoom meeting - QSails owner/manager will present sails for Amels - Sat, 09/12/2020 20:00-21:00, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

Alexis LETELLIER
 

Hi,
interesting topic, I will try to attend if I can.
2 questions :
-is this discussion include Code 0 / Code D solutions? and generally speaking downwind / Lightwind solutions ?
-would you mix the good/better/best solutions depending on the sail Genoa/main/mizzen? (as you don't put the same ambitions in a genoa and a mizzen...)
cheers
Alex


Re: Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

Matt Salatino
 

It’s a 2019 motor.
“i “?

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Sep 6, 2020, at 6:01 PM, Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Hi Matt,

 

The VOLVO PENTA D3 you have is that generation “H” with 110HP?

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

In Storage on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

September 6, 2020 09:01:27

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Matt Salatino via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2020 03:16
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

 

Our new Volvo Penta D-3 has 4.48 bar at 1800 rpm. You might be OK.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt


On Sep 6, 2020, at 10:48 AM, Dirk Hooff <sypenelope@...> wrote:

Hi Paul, Ralph, Mohammad and Arno,

 

thank you for your answers and your experience.

 

We connected an external gauge and the pressure is with cold engine at 2bar at 700rpm (idle) and 4bar at 1500rpm.

After 15min. with normal oil temperature (75degree) the oil pressure drops to 1.3bar when idling.

And 3 bar at 1500rpm.

The Volvo expert thinks, that this is not enough.

Actually the oil pressure sensor should not trigger before the oil pressure drops down to 0.7bar. That´s why I think the old sensor is too sensitive… 

 

First I will try it with a new sensor… unfortunately it needs time to get it, and maybe someone of you have some experience with the oil-pressure with a warm engine…

 

Thanks and take care,

 

Dirk

 



Am 03.09.2020 um 11:13 schrieb Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>:

 

Dirk,

 

I just had the same problem. Connecting an external gauge the pressure is normal, so I’m getting a new sensor. Note also that you cannot use a normal Volvo sensor, you must get the specially modified one that takes the bonding connection from Gwen Marine Service in France - €78.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dirk Hooff
Sent: 02 September 2020 12:44
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

 

Hi all,

 

since yesterday I have an oil pressure problem on my AMEL 54#96.

When I go from normal speed to idle, the oil alarm starts.

Of course, this doesn´t happen in the port but between the islands in Croatia.

My German Volvo expert suspects that the oil is too thin.

Diesel has probably gotten into the oil.

That´s why I changed the oil. More than 7 liters of very thin oil came out.

Then the engine ran again without an oil pressure alarm.

But today, when I switched back to idle, the alarm went on again.

I appreciate any advice or experiences.

Thanks a lot,




Dirk




AMEL 54#96 PÉNÉLOPE

Currently Croatia close to Dubrovnik










 

Am 01.09.2020 um 16:21 schrieb Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1@...>:

 

You need a Puller it's much safer 

but if push comes to shove I hammered mine out with a blank and mini sledge


-----Original Message-----
From: ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 8:52 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main furling motor and gear on 54

I know this has come up before, but I am servicing the main sail furling motor and worm drive. 

It is all well but the top shaft seal should be replaced. 

Problem;

Shaft into the worm gear is very tight. Soaked it in diesel for some hours, hesitant to hit it. Plan to find a press to press it out. 

Does anyone have a better idea?

Nick

S/Y Amelia

Leros.

AML 55-019

 

 

 


-- 
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


A54 hawsehole and chain guide

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all,

We recently end-to-ended our anchor chain and I found the pictured device useful to guide the chain nice and flat at the bottom of the chain locker.

It’s simply a piece of PVC pipe with a couple of small line to gutter the chain in various corners of the locker.



And when you don’t use it, it snaps happily on the hawsehole pipe for efficient storage. 




Best,

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Bora-Bora 


Re: Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

Teun BAAS
 

Hi Matt,

 

The VOLVO PENTA D3 you have is that generation “H” with 110HP?

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

In Storage on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

September 6, 2020 09:01:27

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Matt Salatino via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2020 03:16
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

 

Our new Volvo Penta D-3 has 4.48 bar at 1800 rpm. You might be OK.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt


On Sep 6, 2020, at 10:48 AM, Dirk Hooff <sypenelope@...> wrote:

Hi Paul, Ralph, Mohammad and Arno,

 

thank you for your answers and your experience.

 

We connected an external gauge and the pressure is with cold engine at 2bar at 700rpm (idle) and 4bar at 1500rpm.

After 15min. with normal oil temperature (75degree) the oil pressure drops to 1.3bar when idling.

And 3 bar at 1500rpm.

The Volvo expert thinks, that this is not enough.

Actually the oil pressure sensor should not trigger before the oil pressure drops down to 0.7bar. That´s why I think the old sensor is too sensitive… 

 

First I will try it with a new sensor… unfortunately it needs time to get it, and maybe someone of you have some experience with the oil-pressure with a warm engine…

 

Thanks and take care,

 

Dirk

 



Am 03.09.2020 um 11:13 schrieb Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>:

 

Dirk,

 

I just had the same problem. Connecting an external gauge the pressure is normal, so I’m getting a new sensor. Note also that you cannot use a normal Volvo sensor, you must get the specially modified one that takes the bonding connection from Gwen Marine Service in France - €78.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dirk Hooff
Sent: 02 September 2020 12:44
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

 

Hi all,

 

since yesterday I have an oil pressure problem on my AMEL 54#96.

When I go from normal speed to idle, the oil alarm starts.

Of course, this doesn´t happen in the port but between the islands in Croatia.

My German Volvo expert suspects that the oil is too thin.

Diesel has probably gotten into the oil.

That´s why I changed the oil. More than 7 liters of very thin oil came out.

Then the engine ran again without an oil pressure alarm.

But today, when I switched back to idle, the alarm went on again.

I appreciate any advice or experiences.

Thanks a lot,




Dirk




AMEL 54#96 PÉNÉLOPE

Currently Croatia close to Dubrovnik










 

Am 01.09.2020 um 16:21 schrieb Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1@...>:

 

You need a Puller it's much safer 

but if push comes to shove I hammered mine out with a blank and mini sledge


-----Original Message-----
From: ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 8:52 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main furling motor and gear on 54

I know this has come up before, but I am servicing the main sail furling motor and worm drive. 

It is all well but the top shaft seal should be replaced. 

Problem;

Shaft into the worm gear is very tight. Soaked it in diesel for some hours, hesitant to hit it. Plan to find a press to press it out. 

Does anyone have a better idea?

Nick

S/Y Amelia

Leros.

AML 55-019

 

 

 


-- 
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


Re: Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Dirk;

 

The pressures you are observing are fine, based our experience. The oil pressure sensor is a simple switch that triggers at a certain oil pressure. I’m not sure what exact pressure, but our engine pressure was slightly over 1 bar at idle and when engine was normal running temperature. When we changed the oil pressure switch, our issue with the low oil pressure went away. I would proceed with caution with the Volvo “expert” that is advising you that 1.3 bars at idle is not enough pressure.

 

If you are still near Dubrovnik, it should not be hard or take too long to have one shipped from France. We are actually wintering in Montenegro, and have 3 spares on board. If not for COVID, and we were on board, I could have easily sent you one. Because we had actual oil pressure measurements and were confident that we did not have an oil pressure issue, we continued with the alarm popping up from time to time, until we received the pressure switch. Off course, another event could potentially come up that actually leads to low oil pressure during this time, but for us, the risks were acceptable.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dirk Hooff via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:49 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

 

Hi Paul, Ralph, Mohammad and Arno,

 

thank you for your answers and your experience.

 

We connected an external gauge and the pressure is with cold engine at 2bar at 700rpm (idle) and 4bar at 1500rpm.

After 15min. with normal oil temperature (75degree) the oil pressure drops to 1.3bar when idling.

And 3 bar at 1500rpm.

The Volvo expert thinks, that this is not enough.

Actually the oil pressure sensor should not trigger before the oil pressure drops down to 0.7bar. That´s why I think the old sensor is too sensitive… 

 

First I will try it with a new sensor… unfortunately it needs time to get it, and maybe someone of you have some experience with the oil-pressure with a warm engine…

 

Thanks and take care,

 

Dirk

 



Am 03.09.2020 um 11:13 schrieb Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>:

 

Dirk,

 

I just had the same problem. Connecting an external gauge the pressure is normal, so I’m getting a new sensor. Note also that you cannot use a normal Volvo sensor, you must get the specially modified one that takes the bonding connection from Gwen Marine Service in France - €78.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dirk Hooff
Sent: 02 September 2020 12:44
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

 

Hi all,

 

since yesterday I have an oil pressure problem on my AMEL 54#96.

When I go from normal speed to idle, the oil alarm starts.

Of course, this doesn´t happen in the port but between the islands in Croatia.

My German Volvo expert suspects that the oil is too thin.

Diesel has probably gotten into the oil.

That´s why I changed the oil. More than 7 liters of very thin oil came out.

Then the engine ran again without an oil pressure alarm.

But today, when I switched back to idle, the alarm went on again.

I appreciate any advice or experiences.

Thanks a lot,




Dirk




AMEL 54#96 PÉNÉLOPE

Currently Croatia close to Dubrovnik










 

Am 01.09.2020 um 16:21 schrieb Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1@...>:

 

You need a Puller it's much safer 

but if push comes to shove I hammered mine out with a blank and mini sledge


-----Original Message-----
From: ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 8:52 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main furling motor and gear on 54

I know this has come up before, but I am servicing the main sail furling motor and worm drive. 

It is all well but the top shaft seal should be replaced. 

Problem;

Shaft into the worm gear is very tight. Soaked it in diesel for some hours, hesitant to hit it. Plan to find a press to press it out. 

Does anyone have a better idea?

Nick

S/Y Amelia

Leros.

AML 55-019

 

 

 


-- 
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


New Rub Rail Insert Group Purchase

Patrick McAneny
 

The time has come to finalize the group purchase of the white rub rail inserts. Presently we have nine owners that are purchasing new inserts. Based on that number their cost should be, based on two 52 ft. lengths ,( you could probably get by with 51 ft. ,your decision . )
104' x $8.90/ft. = $925.00 plus $72. for die = $997.00 total , plus your individual shipping. 
I will email each owner , but thought this would reach most ,and give anyone else a last chance  to order . I want all owners to contact Techno Rubber before the end of this week ,Friday 9/11 to finalize their purchase . After that date a production date will be set ,probably within two weeks or so and the inserts will be shipped . 
Contact : Techno Rubber
               Paula or Laura
               1 305 888 6324
               rubberindustries@...

Thank You,
Pat 
SM Shenanigans


Re: Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

Matt Salatino
 

Our new Volvo Penta D-3 has 4.48 bar at 1800 rpm. You might be OK.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Sep 6, 2020, at 10:48 AM, Dirk Hooff <sypenelope@...> wrote:

Hi Paul, Ralph, Mohammad and Arno,

thank you for your answers and your experience.

We connected an external gauge and the pressure is with cold engine at 2bar at 700rpm (idle) and 4bar at 1500rpm.
After 15min. with normal oil temperature (75degree) the oil pressure drops to 1.3bar when idling.
And 3 bar at 1500rpm.
The Volvo expert thinks, that this is not enough.
Actually the oil pressure sensor should not trigger before the oil pressure drops down to 0.7bar. That´s why I think the old sensor is too sensitive… 

First I will try it with a new sensor… unfortunately it needs time to get it, and maybe someone of you have some experience with the oil-pressure with a warm engine…

Thanks and take care,

Dirk


Am 03.09.2020 um 11:13 schrieb Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>:

Dirk,
 
I just had the same problem. Connecting an external gauge the pressure is normal, so I’m getting a new sensor. Note also that you cannot use a normal Volvo sensor, you must get the specially modified one that takes the bonding connection from Gwen Marine Service in France - €78.
 
Cheers,
Paul
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dirk Hooff
Sent: 02 September 2020 12:44
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C
 
Hi all,
 
since yesterday I have an oil pressure problem on my AMEL 54#96.
When I go from normal speed to idle, the oil alarm starts.
Of course, this doesn´t happen in the port but between the islands in Croatia.
My German Volvo expert suspects that the oil is too thin.
Diesel has probably gotten into the oil.
That´s why I changed the oil. More than 7 liters of very thin oil came out.
Then the engine ran again without an oil pressure alarm.
But today, when I switched back to idle, the alarm went on again.
I appreciate any advice or experiences.
Thanks a lot,


Dirk


AMEL 54#96 PÉNÉLOPE
Currently Croatia close to Dubrovnik






 
Am 01.09.2020 um 16:21 schrieb Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1@...>:
 
You need a Puller it's much safer 

but if push comes to shove I hammered mine out with a blank and mini sledge

-----Original Message-----
From: ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 8:52 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main furling motor and gear on 54

I know this has come up before, but I am servicing the main sail furling motor and worm drive. 
It is all well but the top shaft seal should be replaced. 
Problem;
Shaft into the worm gear is very tight. Soaked it in diesel for some hours, hesitant to hit it. Plan to find a press to press it out. 
Does anyone have a better idea?
Nick
S/Y Amelia
Leros.
AML 55-019
 
 
 


-- 
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

Dirk Hooff
 

Hi Paul, Ralph, Mohammad and Arno,

thank you for your answers and your experience.

We connected an external gauge and the pressure is with cold engine at 2bar at 700rpm (idle) and 4bar at 1500rpm.
After 15min. with normal oil temperature (75degree) the oil pressure drops to 1.3bar when idling.
And 3 bar at 1500rpm.
The Volvo expert thinks, that this is not enough.
Actually the oil pressure sensor should not trigger before the oil pressure drops down to 0.7bar. That´s why I think the old sensor is too sensitive… 

First I will try it with a new sensor… unfortunately it needs time to get it, and maybe someone of you have some experience with the oil-pressure with a warm engine…

Thanks and take care,

Dirk


Am 03.09.2020 um 11:13 schrieb Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>:

Dirk,
 
I just had the same problem. Connecting an external gauge the pressure is normal, so I’m getting a new sensor. Note also that you cannot use a normal Volvo sensor, you must get the specially modified one that takes the bonding connection from Gwen Marine Service in France - €78.
 
Cheers,
Paul
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dirk Hooff
Sent: 02 September 2020 12:44
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C
 
Hi all,
 
since yesterday I have an oil pressure problem on my AMEL 54#96.
When I go from normal speed to idle, the oil alarm starts.
Of course, this doesn´t happen in the port but between the islands in Croatia.
My German Volvo expert suspects that the oil is too thin.
Diesel has probably gotten into the oil.
That´s why I changed the oil. More than 7 liters of very thin oil came out.
Then the engine ran again without an oil pressure alarm.
But today, when I switched back to idle, the alarm went on again.
I appreciate any advice or experiences.
Thanks a lot,


Dirk


AMEL 54#96 PÉNÉLOPE
Currently Croatia close to Dubrovnik






 
Am 01.09.2020 um 16:21 schrieb Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1@...>:
 
You need a Puller it's much safer 

but if push comes to shove I hammered mine out with a blank and mini sledge

-----Original Message-----
From: ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 8:52 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main furling motor and gear on 54

I know this has come up before, but I am servicing the main sail furling motor and worm drive. 
It is all well but the top shaft seal should be replaced. 
Problem;
Shaft into the worm gear is very tight. Soaked it in diesel for some hours, hesitant to hit it. Plan to find a press to press it out. 
Does anyone have a better idea?
Nick
S/Y Amelia
Leros.
AML 55-019
 
 
 


-- 
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Ice makers - Looks good, but where do you place it? it's gonna heat the saloon tremendously generating the ice inside?

Symphony
 

cost - benefit     ;-)


Re: Super Maramu Ballooner halyard hook

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Ken,
I agree, we carry two spare (three in total) for bringing the ballooner down and one spare (two in total) for hoisting - haven't broken any yet.
We also carry numerous spares like bow thruster seal kits ...
You never know when someone may be in need.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 - stuck in Opua


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs and Temperature reading

Patrick McAneny
 

Jose, Well if your antifreeze is only warm when the gauge reads 225 or higher ,then its obviously not running hot and it is likely a sensor or gauge issue. When you pulled out the H/E core was there a round ring on the core about 3/4 of the way down the core . It is a round ring that slides tightly over the core ,it is about 1/4" larger on the outside ,it closes off a hole inside the H/E housing ,forcing the water to go thru the core ,rather than bypassing the core thus not cooling the water. Take the core out ,then with a flashlight look into the housing and you will see a bulkhead which the core passes thru ,the gasket seals that hole in the bulkhead. Without the core being sealed  temps increase at higher RPMs.
Hope this helps ,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Jose Venegas via groups.io <josegvenegas@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Sep 5, 2020 1:21 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs and Temperature reading

Pat, thanks for the suggestions.
Yes I am going to order 2 infrared guns!  Sounds like a good thing to have.
I cleaned the heat exchanger in March and the boat sat at Le Phare Blue (Grenada) for 5 months.  Also, the temperature gauge read high even at idle RPM.  So I think I can exclude the heat exchanger.
No, I did not see steam pushing past the radiator cap.  There were a few bubbles of air that came out but the antifreeze was only warm.
Ipanema has still the original Volvo Penta TM22. 
Is the rubber ring/gasket the one that looks like a radiator the cap?
I will conduct later on a test of the heat sensor to see how accurate it is and compare the temp with that of an infrared gun.
So, the saga continues

Jose 
Ipanema SM2K 278


Re: Alternator to house bank charging

Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
 

Thanks Mark.

Both examples look good. Certainly keen to keep the LN175amp alternator if we can. The Wakespeed WS500 looks like a good product for now and the future.

Cheers
Ross and Donna
SV Intrepid Kiwi
SM2K 356

On Saturday, September 5, 2020, 9:59 pm, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Ross,


You could just install an external alternator controller that will allow you to program the alternator to safely charge either your new AGM or future LiFePO4 batteries.  Examples include:
Wakespeed WS500:  http://wakespeed.com/products.html
Balmar MC-624:  https://balmar.net/?product=reguor-mc-624-h



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Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA